Kerry Speakers Lined Up For STEM South West 2021

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TWO stalwarts of Kerry’s Science Technology Engineering & Maths industry will kick off 2021 with the first STEM event of the year.

Maeve Townsend, acting programme manager with KerrySciTech, a not-for-profit organization established to connect, promote, influence and develop Kerry’s science, technology and engineering ecosystem and Dr. Julie Behan, research and development director at Reamda Ltd (Robotic Electronic And Mechanical Development Agency), an SME formed in 2001 and based in Tralee, are just two of a stellar line up of speakers getting ready for STEM South West 2021 scheduled to take place on January 13th between 5-9pm.

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The virtual event is aimed at students with an interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and its goal is to encourage Ireland’s future workforce to look at a career in these industries in the South West by demonstrating to them just how exciting, interesting and exhilarating the subjects can be in the real world.

STEM South West is back for its 2nd year and, despite the obvious restrictions on live events, organisers say they have developed an evening-long programme that promises to deliver an invaluable insight into a sector that is as fascinating as it is important.

This free event is an industry-run initiative which is bringing together Ireland’s leading tech, pharma, science and engineering giants, alongside SMEs excelling in these sectors, to stage an epic virtual STEM exhibition aimed at inspiring young minds and informing them of the benefits of a future career in STEM.

This unique exhibition will feature demonstrations in virtual reality, robotics and astronomy, as well as thought-provoking talks from experts in the areas of construction, information technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics, weather-forecasting, agri-technology, environmental engineering, and cybersecurity.

STEM South West 2021 will include a host of technology demonstrations showcasing STEM products and systems in action, career talks, expert panels, Q&A sessions, fun competitions and spot prizes, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to connect with people who work in STEM on a daily basis.

These STEM professionals will be on hand throughout the evening to provide insight into the many roles and pathways to a fulfilling career in STEM.  To find out more, go to

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